Chipotle Cherry Sauce is the perfect recipe for broiled salmon. Create a special dinner with this sweet and tart sauce with “heat notes” from the chipotle, and made with black cherry jam.
Hello my friends, I'm pretty excited to talk about the Chipotle Cherry Sauce that I made last week for Geoffrey. I love cooking for him, but sometimes I get pretty lazy and I don't feel like going to the kitchen and spending my free time there.
Sometimes it's difficult having a full-time job and also dedicating the extra time to Spoonabilities even though I love to cook and make special meals. My new golden rule in the kitchen is to cook recipes that will take less than 30 minutes to prepare. After all we try to bring you “Easy 1-2-3 Recipes” too!
This cherry chipotle sauce is very versatile and matches with any kind of protein like pork, duck, game or chicken, and of course salmon. There is a three steps process to help infuse the flavor into this salmon.
Marinate the Salmon
First, combine the Black Cherry Jam, orange juice, and chipotle in a glass dish or plastic bag, and marinate the salmon for 10 minutes.
Broil the Salmon
During this step, you broil for 11 or 12 minutes, and turn the salmon over once during this process. Another option is to use the marinate mixture and glaze the salmon every three minutes for a deeper flavor and a beautiful color.
Create the Cherry Chipotle Sauce
The third and last step is to cook the chipotle cherry marinate with tequila until the alcohol has evaporated - around 2-3 minutes. Remove it from the heat and add fresh cilantro.
I set the table in a simple but elegant way right next to the balcony which made the whole dinner very special. We had the most amazing time.
Have some Black Cherry Jam leftover?
Black cherry jam is exceptionally good with brie or fresh goat cheese. You can create fabulous dishes like our Cherry Vinaigrette Dressing, Broiled Peaches, pour it over cheesecake, and for the summer make some semi-homemade Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream.
And if you have salmon left over, you can always make some Salmon Tacos.
Enjoy your week!